A dynamic multimedia art exhibition opened on Nov. 24 in Hanoi kicking off a series of cultural events held by the Danish Embassy to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations with Vietnam.

Featuring work by Vietnamese and Danish artists, the Emergency Room 2011 exhibition is a multi-media installation thought up by Danish artist Thierry Geoffroy. The modern art event, which keeps artists closely involved with the exhibition by continuing to present new work as the show continues, has already toured major cities all over the world, including Berlin , Paris , and New York .

About 18 artists are involved, contributing a series of work that traverses a wide range of media, including painting, photography, video and sculpture to create works that reflect daily issues.

"Emergency Room 2011 is an ever-changing exhibition that makes it possible for the participating artists to respond to daily news and developments," said Geoffroy.

This is the second time the exhibition has come to Vietnam , following the first showing in 2009. The exhibition is now continuing co-operation between Vietnamese and Danish artists. Each day, participating artists contribute a new piece of artwork, which means the content of the exhibition is replaced at 11am each day.

After changing their work every day, the artists then spend an hour talking about their work and answering questions from the public. The three-week exhibition is being held at the Vietnam Fine Arts University at 42 Yet Kieu Street.

Other cultural events held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ties between Vietnam and Denmark include the Street Art Festival, held in Hanoi on November 29, from 4pm to 8pm, at Ly Thai To Garden and in HCM City on November 30, from 5pm to 8pm at the Youth Cultural House.

The street festival will feature dance, music and theatre performances along with circus acts and a parade. The programme also includes film screenings and a photo exhibition in both Hanoi and HCM City .

The concert, titled Wishing Upon the Moon 2011, by Vietnamese-Danish jazz artist Niels Lan Doky, pop singer Thanh Lam and composer Quoc Trung, will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on November 28 and the HCM City Opera House on November 30.

The first Danish Film Week will take place from December 1-7 at Hanoi Cinematheque and in HCM City at IDECAF.

The world premiere of a series of Danish contemporary dances will take place at the Hanoi Opera House on November 29 and 30. The performances will include classical ballet and music performed by artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.

The programme will also feature a photo exhibition named Monumental Motion – A Cycling Life in the Capital of Denmark, by Mikael Colville-Andersen, highlighting 50 photographs taken while cycling in Copenhagen . The exhibition opens from November 29 to December 5 at the General Science Library, 69 Ly Tu Trong street , HCM City .

Another show titled The Climate Change Exhibition will be organised at the Hilton Opera House, Hanoi , in line with the launching of Vietnam 's First Climate Change Week, which aims to raise public awareness about the impacts of climate change. /.